Svetlana Semenova

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Svetlana Semenova

Aged 35

London Atelier of Representational Art

Instructor(s): Sofia Welch, James Napier, Luca Indraccolo, Ione Hunter Gordon, Anastasia Pollard

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  • Artworks

Cast study

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

96 x 52 cms | 37 3/4 x 20 1/4 ins

Self-portrait

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

42 x 39 cms | 16 1/2 x 15 1/4 ins

Cast study St. Jerome

Oil on linen

60 x 40 cms | 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins

Clare

Charcoal on Roma paper

66 x 48 cms | 25 3/4 x 18 3/4 ins

Emily

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

62 x 50 cms | 24 1/4 x 19 1/2 ins

Irena

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

56 x 52 cms | 22 x 20 1/4 ins

 

At 35 years old, my journey into art came later in life than many of my peers, but because the realist tradition is one that draws from the artist’s human condition and experience, I view my age as a virtue that will help me achieve my artistic goals. After graduating with a history degree in Russia, I understood my passions were elsewhere. Having married and moved to the United States, I changed direction completely, enrolling in evening drawing and painting courses. How and why a person is drawn to a particular style of art is a difficult and deeply personal question, but from my earliest endeavours, realism was my truest form of artistic expression. Like others, I struggled to identify a school devoted to the artistic style I wanted to cultivate before finding the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA), an oasis of like-minded artists. As a third-year full-time student at LARA, I anticipate studying there one to two more years, during which I will concentrate on improving my portraiture and figure painting skills, while continuing to hone my drawing. After finishing LARA, I also hope to enrol in short courses at other leading ateliers to gain additional perspective and experience. Ultimately, I plan to continue the realistic tradition and work both as a tutor in an atelier and as a practising artist, selling my work and promoting classical techniques to a broad audience of young artists and art consumers.

 

 

SVETLANA SEMENOVA

 

48 Westferry Circus, Apt. 51, London, E14 8RP, United Kingdom

 

+44 747 901 9857

 

svetlana.wolpin@gmail.com

 

                                                                                

 

Artist educated in the United States, United Kingdom and Russia, and current full-time student of the London Atelier of Representation Art (LARA). Posseses a strong background and interest in representational art in a variety of mediums.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Saint Petersburg State University                                                                              Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

Bachelors Degree, History                                                                                            1999 – 2004

 

 

 

Cambridge Center for Adult Education                                                                     Boston, USA

 

Evening courses in drawing and painting                                                                       2007 – 2009

 

 

 

Central Saint Martins                                                                                                London, United Kingdom

 

Orientation to Art and Design Summer School (nine-week course)                                               Summer 2010

 

 

 

School of Architecture and Design                                                                             Moscow, Russia

 

Diploma in Drawing and Painting programme                                                                2011 – 2013

 

 

 

London Atelier of Representation Art (LARA)                                                            London, United Kingdom

 

Diploma in Fine Art programme, full-time student                                                         2014 – present

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

Exhibition, Design Factory “Flacon”                                                                            Moscow, Russia

 

Exhibition of student works of the School of Architecture and Design                               June 2013

 

Exhibition, London Atelier of Representation Art (LARA)                                             London, United Kingdom

 

Open studio exhibition of student works                                                                                    July 2015

 

 

 

Online Gallery, London Atelier of Representation Art (LARA)                                        London, United Kingdom

 

Exhibition of student works (http://www.drawpaintsculpt.com/gallery/student-work)          2016 – present

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

 

 

Russian: Native

 

English: Fluent

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZENSHIPS

 

 

 

United States

 

Russia